Emergency planning

The Council works with partner organisations to maintain plans to support the response to any emergency incident that arises in the District.

The initial response to an emergency incident is normally led by the Emergency Services.

As a category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 Cherwell District Council will work with the emergency services and many other organisations to identify the potential emergency incidents that could arise and to plan the response to those incidents. This work reduces the risk of incidents occurring and minimises the impact if they do happen.

The Council is supported by Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) Emergency Planning Team in this work. The County Council website includes a number of resources which will be of use to communities and businesses when considering how to reduce the risks of emergency incidents.

Emergency planning (OCC website)

In addition, the County Council maintains a flood toolkit with resources and information about flooding and how to seek help in the event of flooding.